January 14: India v Australia in Mumbai
Our XI: Rohit Sharma (vice-capt), David Warner, Virat Kohli (capt), Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Kedar Jadhav, Alex Carey (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Adam Zampa, Pat Cummins, Jasprit Bumrah
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Captain: Virat Kohli In his final 9 innings throughout codecs at residence, Kohli has a century and three fifties. 5 of these innings are T20Is wherein he is regarded his free-flowing finest. His final ODI innings was 85 at higher than a run-a-ball in a series-decider towards West Indies. His type makes him a good selection.
Vice-captain: Rohit Sharma In Mumbai and towards Australia in an ODI, Rohit is a simple contender as vice-captain, or captain even. He has scores of 159 and 63 within the two ODIs main into this one, and has had a relaxation through the T20I collection towards Sri Lanka too.
Warner has turn out to be masterful at scoring runs throughout India over the previous couple of IPL seasons. He has been in beautiful type over Australia’s final two Check collection – learn: 154, 335*, 43, 19, 41, 38, 45, 111* – and can come into the collection with lots of confidence. A great various for captain/vice-captain too.
Bumrah has loads of expertise taking part in in Mumbai and is raring to go after 4 months on the sidelines. Australia are prone to have an experimental lower-middle order on this tour, and Bumrah’s nous within the slog overs is an efficient guess towards them.
It will not be Zampa’s first journey to India, however at 27 years outdated and because the primary spinner on this squad, he could be itching to show round what has been a blended bag for him beforehand. Is available in on the again of some good BBL type too.
Carey has silently been one among Australia’s most constant ODI performers during the last 12 months. He cemented his place for the World Cup on Australia’s final tour right here, and comes again as a particular decide and an essential a part of that center order. And he may provide you with factors with the gloves as effectively.
Jadhav has not been entrance and centre for fairly some time in ODIs, however India’s persistence with him isn’t for nothing. He performed an essential hand when India’s innings was in peril of truly fizzling out through the first ODI towards West Indies, and although he wasn’t introduced on to bowl an excessive amount of in that collection, he may be wanted to chip in towards a a lot stronger batting line-up.
Factors to notice
Should you’re seeking to beef up the batting in your squad, think about whichever of Shikhar Dhawan or KL Rahul will get picked for the opening slot.
Kane Richardson and Mohammed Shami are good alternate options for the bowling line-up.